A friend made a sleepy owl hat for my son when he was born. I wanted something similar, but different, for my daughter when she was born. And I found this fox hat on etsy. Perfect. Except I wanted a sleepy hat like the sleepy owl. So I just modified the eyes and voila! A sleepy fox hat!
The weather has turned colder and, for some reason, my brain suddenly starts to crave knitting or crocheting. Coupled with the fact that my son is currently obsessed with the movie Despicable Me, and I have a ton of yellow yarn leftover from another project, I decided to make a minion hat.
I started with this tutorial but made a few changes.
I used worsted weight yarn and a size G needle. Similar to the tutorial, I started with a magic circle, then worked with the double crochet stitch and increased the circle to the size that currently best fits my son (6 rows, for me).
Then I crocheted 4 rows of double crochet stitches with no increases/decreases, switched to black and crocheted 2 rows of double crochet stitches with no increases/decreases, crocheted 2 more rows of yellow, then 2 rows of blue. At this point, I switched the direction I was crocheting and crocheted 2 more rows of blue to create the fold in the hat.
The hair was just a few strands of black yarn at the top and I stitched the eye on.
The eye started with a magic circle and was worked in single crochet- first with 2 rows of black (6, then 12 stitches) then white for 2 rows (18 and 24 stitches). For the gray I did one row normally (30 stitches) then one row in the front loop only (30 stitches). Then (36) single crochet, then 36 in the back loops only and attached to the back loops of the previous row. This resulted in a nice lip for the gray goggles.
And that was it. And it only took me one afternoon.
Now I am working on a purple minion companion hat.